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Old 12th October 2021, 22:32   #121
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I have a Blaupunkt key largo 970 installed in my innova crysta. I have been using headunit reloaded with it as the system is too slow to load maps and gets irritating when going for short trips. Whenever I use android auto, it does not use the hu's microphone for either calls or voice commands. I did go into headunit reloaded settings and tried to change the microphone input but did not work in any setting. If anyone is using headunit reloaded or using headunit reloaded on Blaupunkt keylargo, please shed some light on this.
I also installed the same system in my Polo. I was used to a 1-din Kenwood system since the start and used to connect my phone via aux. I miss my old system too much, sound quality was much better and there was no lag. I changed by system to get a wire-free look and obviously a better screen experience.

Anyway, coming to the lagginess. Yes the map takes forever and I barely use the GMap app installed in the system in the city. The best way around is to use Android auto and use screen mirroring either through cable or wireless. At the same time connect your phone via bluetooth to the headunit. Hence the music and phone calls route via bluetooth through the unit into the speaker. Only thing missing is GMap voice instructions which come from phone speaker - but thats not an annoyance as it is loud enough to be clear when you need prompts for turning.
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Old 14th October 2021, 09:59   #122
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I am facing issues with two apps.

Radarbot
Sensairy
Are you guys able to make these apps work?
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I am using Nippon NDROID-9PRO model and facing the same issue. Sensairy is not detecting the sensor. May be Bluetooth Low Energy feature is not supported by this Android devices? No solution as of now
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In Nippon HU, the Waze is preloaded and working fine. However this cannot be installed/updated using Play Store.
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I was able to make Radarbot and Waze work

For both the app, go to settings, storage and clear cache and memory. Reset the HU.
Open Radarbot and in setting turn off automatically detect region and manually select India and it works.
In Waze deleted and re-downloaded the app and forgot to open it for 2 days and one fine morning it started working on its own.

Still looking for a way/ BT adaptor/ BT drivers for Android to make Sensairy work.

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I am using Nippon NDROID-9PRO model and facing the same issue. Sensairy is not detecting the sensor. May be Bluetooth Low Energy feature is not supported by this Android devices? No solution as of now
I am planning to install Nippon ndroid 9 pro in my 2016 creta. Can you share your experience on following points.
1. Speed / snappiness of system
2. Does gmaps works without any lag
3. Have you also fitted can bus, if yes, your observations
4. Display quality
5. Ease of menu navigation
6. Android version pre installed in the system
7. Any other point you want to share

Would appreciate if a response can be shared in the next few hours as I plan to install it today
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I am planning to install Nippon ndroid 9 pro in my 2016 creta. Can you share your experience on following points.
1. Speed / snappiness of system
2. Does gmaps works without any lag
3. Have you also fitted can bus, if yes, your observations
4. Display quality
5. Ease of menu navigation
6. Android version pre installed in the system
7. Any other point you want to share

Would appreciate if a response can be shared in the next few hours as I plan to install it today
Nippon 9Pro HU performance is acceptable level compare to the price point.This is 2GB Ram Chinese unit with Nippon Name.

Google Maps initial loading is slow, however there is no lagging in usage.

I am using Canbus and it's working fine with all the steering control and car settings display. We need to select the correct Canbus model and car model after connecting the HU to internet. Then only it will download the Canbus drivers based on our selection.

Android Version - CPU-Z App shows as Version 10 and Hardware Info app shows as 8.1 with Fake 10.

Display and Sound quality is good. I am already having powered FM antenna, so FM signal also good.

Please add external MIC for better Bluetooth phone conversation.
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Old 17th October 2021, 11:52   #125
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hello,
i'm looking for an Android headunit for my 2019 Tata Hexa XMA, it is an upgraded version with the bigger touchscreen. so far i've used the current touchscreen with wired android auto without any issue.....
now i have considered Woodman and other Chinese units. and even Blaupunkt but i don't quite like the way the unit sits and bulges out from the frame.

any other suggestions ?
I have one installed in my Hexa XTA. It is a Chinese model with working canbus decoder box. All the functions of the vehicle are working perfectly. Just that the price was 26k which is higher than other chinese options available but still lower than Woodman and others.
You can contact me if you need
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After working for 2 years, my FoxFire headunit stopped working. I was in the middle of a reversing manoeuvre when the unit suddenly turned off. Turning off the car and restarting it a few times did not have any impact.
Basically, there is no power to the headunit as the backlit buttons that work with the headlamp, also don't work. (i.e. it is not a display problem).
Any idea what could have gone wrong?

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Basically, there is no power to the headunit as the backlit buttons that work with the headlamp, also don't work. (i.e. it is not a display problem).
Any idea what could have gone wrong?
For starters - take it out & check the blade-fuse on the back of the HU. It might have blown. If its OK - check that there is a +ve & -ve supply on the responding pins in the input harness from the car, when car is in ACC mode, using a multi-meter. If no supply - check the stock blade fuse for the ICE in the car's cabin fuse compartment, replace if needed.
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For starters - take it out & check the blade-fuse on the back of the HU. It might have blown. If its OK - check that there is a +ve & -ve supply on the responding pins in the input harness from the car, when car is in ACC mode, using a multi-meter. If no supply - check the stock blade fuse for the ICE in the car's cabin fuse compartment, replace if needed.
@Reinhard, thanks a bunch for the suggestion!!!. It was so naive of me to have not thought about this.
The 15A ACC fuse turned out to be the culprit - it was a clean burn.
Not sure what could have caused this though ... the car was parked outside and the inside was terribly hot when this happened.
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Old 22nd October 2021, 10:09   #129
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Hi,
Thanks for the much detailed post.
How to check for USB dashcam functionality work? One connects two cameras (front & back) and then the recordings go to the Head unit's memory?
How does one check whether this function is available in the head unit (local shops in Jharkhand are telling there is no such feature in any brand)
Also any models which have this function?

Asking again: are there any android Head units now with physical knobs as well?
Quoting myself,
Is there a unit with dash cam integration?

Car is a 2011 corolla altis- looking for one stop solution for music, calls, dvr and rear view.
Small screen and physical knobs preferred.
Request fellow members to pitch in
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